Summit Europe 2019


6.26.2019 at 8:00AM - 6.28.2019 at 5:00PM


Hotel California, Paris, France

The era of globalization is upon us.

The world is becoming increasingly smaller. With the aid of new technologies, AEC-RE companies are making intercontinental partnerships and growing like wildfire across the globe. So the question begs: How will your company thrive in our increasingly tech-driven globalized world?

First and foremost, you need to bolster your international network, particularly in North America and Europe. According to the KOF Globalization Index , the United States, Canada, England, France, and Germany are among the top globalized countries. At the BuiltWorlds Summit Europe 2019, we’re bringing together 100 of the most respected CEOs, executives, and strategists from across North America and Europe to help you foster the connections that will help you weather the storm of globalization.


Why Attend Summit Europe?


  • Hear from world-class built industry leaders from Europe and the U.S.

  • Uniquely curated opportunities to engage with leaders from across the pond.

  • Stay ahead of your competition on crucial emerging technologies.

  • Gain key business insights from senior leaders who’ve been there.


Dev Amratia

CEO, nPlan

Julia Arlt

Global Digital Real Estate Leader, PwC

Darren Bechtel

Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Aref Boualwan

Manager M.I.S & Business Process Re-Engineering, Consolidated Contractors Company

Julien Bourcerie

Head of Open-innovation, Bouygues Construction

Damian Farr

Europe Managing Director, DPR Construction

Gonzalo Galindo

Head of CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX Ventures

Vidur Gupta

CEO, Beekin

Patric Hellermann

Managing Partner, CEO, Foundamental

Jamie Roche

CEO, Helix

Rani Saad

Partner, Foundamental

Shrikant Sharma

Head of Smart Space, BuroHappold Engineering


Wednesday June 26 – Friday June 28

Day 1 Schedule


CEMEX Workshop

Kick Off VIP Reception

Day 2 Schedule

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Opening Remarks

Hear from our Co-founder Matt Gray and feast your eyes upon the Vlog from the 2018 BuiltWorlds European Road Trip

8:45 am – 9:15 am


Julien Bourcerie, Head of Open-innovation, Bouygues Construction

9:20 am – 9:50 am

Venture Funds and the Built World

Darren Bechtel, Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures | Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX Ventures

Just ten years ago, there were two measly construction technology investments totaling $4.5 million. In 2018, we have breached the one billion invested dollars milestone. This panel will probe the investment strategies of AEC/RE investment funds and examine how new investments are changing our industry.

9:55 am – 10:25 am

Fireside Chat

10:25 am – 10:40 am


10:45 am – 11:15 am

Building Technology Keynote

11:20 am – 11:50 am

Innovations in Building Technology

Jamie Roche, CEO, Helix | Shrikant Sharma, Head of Smart Space, BuroHappold Engineering

Sensor-enabled smart buildings that know when they need cleaning, heating or cooling. Buildings that harness rainwater, use less and recycle more. Resiliency buildings that withstand disaster. Sustainable buildings made completely from environmentally friendly materials.The features of Buildings 2.0 are incredible and promising, improving the environment, the longevity of the building, and the lifestyle of the end user. On this panel, we will examine the systems that are revolutionizing and autonomizing the way we manage buildings, explore cutting-edge building materials, and analyze inventive building designs

11:50 am – 1:10 pm


1:14 pm – 1:45 pm

Future of Design

As projects become larger and more complex, architecture and engineering firms need to adapt to meet increased demands. The panel will examine how some of the most prominent firms in the world develop and retain a talented workforce, approach business development, and ensure they deliver the best services to their clients.

1:50 pm – 2:10 pm

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have historically been difficult to define. But their core, AI is broadly the concept of machines performing tasks in a “smart” way, while machine learning is a subsection of AI in which humans allow machines access to data in order for them to “learn” for themselves within a set of parameters. Panelists will explore the application of AI in construction.

2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Robotics, Modularization, and Prefabrication

Automation and robotics isn’t 10 years away. It’s here now. On this panel, we’ll engage with some of the earliest adopters of robots, modularization, and prefabrication.

2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

Afternoon Keynote

5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Networking & Reception

Day 3 Schedule

8:50 am – 9:20 am

Future of Construction and Development

Damian Farr, Europe Managing Director, DPR Construction

The tools we use to plan, execute, and collaborate on our projects are quickly evolving. From machine learning in scheduling, to wearables for safety monitoring, to project management systems, our projects are moving faster and costing less money to complete. On this panel, we will dive into the systems, techniques, and technologies that can help you more effectively plan, monitor, and oversee projects.

9:20 am – 9:50 am

The Connected Jobsite

As projects become more complex, it becomes increasingly important to integrate different software tools and address discrepancies quickly to reduce project delays and cost overruns. During this conversation, panelists explore how integrated workflows enable one to easily assign discrepancies to team members. We will also explore how accurate measurements help bridge the physical and digital in order to deliver an instant ROI through specific case studies.

9:50 am – 10:20 am


10:20 am – 11:00 am

Toward Truly Smarter Cities

In recent years, master planning has become less about arriving at a complete solution that structures a city through various infrastructure components and more focused on developing flexible frameworks that can meet changing demands. As new urban technologies mature, it becomes possible to deploy them on increasingly broad scales and with growing effectiveness. This new approach helps cities become intelligent in order to meet the challenges of managing waste, water, energy, mobility, and infrastructure. At the same time, new technologies create new routes for financing large scale urban development projects. During this panel, we will explore how these approaches are being implemented in unique and potentially revolutionary projects.

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Closing Remarks

11:15 am – 12:15 am


Purchase Tickets

Non-Members | $3,000
Standard, Enterprise, & Strategic Members | $1,500

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How do I get tickets?

BuiltWorlds Summit Europe tickets are available for purchase, with a discount exclusively for BuiltWorlds Members. Learn more about becoming a member here.

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What's included in the ticket?

Access to all sessions at the conference.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day refreshments.
Participation in BuiltWorlds Research-led breakout sessions.
Access to available white papers, speaker presentations (per speaker consent) and event attendee portal (members only).

What do I do if I can't attend?

Full refunds are offered up to 60 days prior to the event. Alternately, you may transfer the ticket to another member of your company. To do so, please email For more information on our event and ticket policies, visit Terms and Conditions

Where should I stay?

All parts of the BuiltWorlds Summit Europe will take place at the Hotel California Champs Elysees. If you want to be near all the action, you can find a room there in our discounted room block!

How do I book a discounted room?

The Hotel California is offering a limited rate for single rooms (€ 310 / $ 355) and doublle rooms (€ 330 / $ 380). Cutoff date for special rates is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. To book a room, please complete and send this form to

Which airport should I fly into?

The Charles de Gaulle Airport will be the best option for this event.

How do I access the event?

Proceed through the hotel lobby and check in with BuiltWorlds staff.

Where can I get more questions answered?

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